The 3rd edition of the European Universities Games, that lasted 14 days, officially ended at a ceremony at Rijeka's Korzo promenade on Monday.
The event, hosted by the Croatian capital and the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka, brought together 5,800 students from 42 countries and 394 universities.
The first and the second edition of this multisport competition took place in Cordoba in 2012 and in Rotterdam in 2014.
Sports featured were badminton, basketball, basketball 3x3, beach volleyball, bridge, chess, football, futsal, golf, handball, judo, karate, rowing, rugby 7's, sport climbing, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball and water polo.
The admission to venues during contests was free of charge.
Two dormitories and their adjacent amenities in Zagreb were renovated and a new dormitory on Trsat campus in Rijeka was built for the purpose of the games. The costs of renovation and construction of those facilities was funded by 400 million euros provided from European Union funds.
The official slogan of the competition was "Heart Believes, Mind Achieves".
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 12:38